All eyes will be on British Prime Minister David Cameron at Friday's European leaders' summit, as the U.K. struggles to define its place in the European Union (EU).
But despite disagreement over who will become the next head of the EU -- the European Commission president -- Cameron could leave the meeting with only minor political wounds, according to some analysts.
The U.K's relationship with the 28-nation bloc has been frosty over the past year and a half. In January 2013, Cameron promised an "in-out" referendum on EU membership, and since then has clashed with European leaders on a range of issues, including banking union and the president of the European Commission.
Britain is opposed to appointing frontrunner Jean-Claude Juncker to one of the EU's top jobs. Described as "Federalist" by Cameron, Juncker's pro-EU stance stands in contrast to Britain's.